Only 43 govt mental health hospitals in place to cater to patients with mental illnesses

According to the World Health Organization, there are seven crore people in India who suffer from mental illnesses. Nearly 1 in 40 and 1 in 20 persons suffer from past and current depression in India, respectively and nearly 50 per cent of persons with major depressive disorders reported difficulties in carrying out their daily activities. […]

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Chhattisgarh: Persons with mental illness cannot be lodged in police lockups  

Patients suffering from mental illness cannot be lodged in police lock-up or jail. The state government of Chhattisgarh has asked the police to admit a homeless person suffering from mental illness into a hospital or a government-run shelter home. Action will be taken against those who violate the government’s order. With an aim to protect […]

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Research reveals that tobacco smoking increases the risk of depression, schizophrenia

Does mental illness increase the likelihood of smoking, or is smoking itself a risk factor for mental illness? Researchers from the University’s Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG) with support from Bristol’s MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) and the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), used UK Biobank data from 462,690 individuals of European ancestry, […]

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Maha: Halfway home to rehabilitate patients who have recovered from mental illness

Patients suffering from mental illness are often disowned by their family. Due to the stigma associated with it, the society also refuses to accept them and they are always looked down by people. A few of them make a complete recovery. But, yet, the family maintains a distance and leaves them behind, all alone to […]

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#MentalHealthWeek: Family plays a vital role in reintegrating schizophrenia patients in society

Schizophrenia is the most disabling of all the major mental disorders. Schizophrenia is an illness that interferes with an individual’s ability to think, feel and to receive and understand sensory information. It is a severe mental disorder in which a person cannot understand the difference between real and imaginary. An individual’s behaviour may also be […]

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Shocking! More than 5 lakh people diagnosed with mental disorders in Maha

Mental illnesses are brain-based conditions that affect thinking, emotions, and behaviours. Since we all have brains – having some kind of mental health problem during your life is really common. Mental health problems may be related to excessive stress due to a particular situation or series of events. As with cancer, diabetes and heart disease, […]

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Women with chronic physical conditions more likely to experience mental illness in pregnancy

Hilary Brown, an assistant professor at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health & Society at U of T Scarborough and her colleagues used data from ICES, a non-profit research institute where she’s also an adjunct scientist. ICES uses population-based health information to study a broad range of healthcare issues. “Women with a chronic physical condition like […]

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Stress linked to worse outcomes for young women with heart disease

  “Younger women under the age of 55 tend to do worse than older individuals and men,” said University of Alberta cardiologist Paolo Raggi. “The long-term complication rate and the recurrence rate for heart attacks are much higher.” Researchers followed 662 heart patients for up to three years. Each person was assessed for symptoms of […]

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Kolkata: Doctors remove 1.68 kg gold chains and 90 coins from woman’s stomach

Doctors attached to West Bengal’s Ramphurat Government Medical College and Hospital, Birbhum, have removed coins and gold chains from a woman’s stomach The woman who is suffering from an acute mental illness was admitted to the hospital after she complained of stomach problems According to doctors, the weight of the gold ornaments is 1.60 kgs […]

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